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Import/Export

United Kingdom to Andorra

Country or Territory Regulations Topics:

Import Documentation

Goods under IATA Special Provisions A67 require a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet).

It is not required for all, however shipments can be held by local authority in United Arab Emirates after screening due to lack of MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) or NON DG (Dangerous Goods) declaration letter from the shipper resulting to misconnections and impacting end-to-end service.

It would be advisable for all shipments originating, transiting and terminating for UAE to have MSDS or NON DG declaration from shipper enclosed in the shipment and copies to be uploaded in IDIS.

Export procedure ex United Kingdom

A formal electronic export declaration must be sent to customs authorities by the exporter or their representative. Customs authorities grant the release for export and issue an Export Accompanying Document (EAD) with a unique Movement Reference Number (MRN). UPS operated simplified procedures allowing export formalities to be completed upto 14 days after export.

Informal Declarations
An informal declaration is possible for shipments up to a national threshold. The informal declaration is based on the invoice value and is restricted to shipments not subject to prohibitions and restrictions (for example, embargo regulations) or special export procedures (for example, temporary export). The informal clearance will be done by UPS at the point of exit.

National Requirements
Shipments up to a value of 873.00 GBP can be declared informally on the basis of the invoice.

The EORI (European Union Registration and Identification) number needs to be included with the Invoice for any shipment with value exceeding 873.00 GBP. The EORI number can be obtained by the shipper using website link: www.gov.uk/EORI

UPS service
UPS offers the service to prepare export declarations on behalf of the exporter without additional fees.

Export Documentation

Andorran Customs mandatorily require the following for export documents prepared by the shipper on all imports into the country or territory:

Export Documents must not have any handwritten annotation or wording and any company stamps covering barcodes or other information on the document.

Valid passports can be shipped as documents. The description must clearly state 'passport'. Shipping passports require the approval of the UK customs authorities. A delay of minimum one day has to be calculated.

Please check the import related information if passports are allowed for importation.

Clearance Information

Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.
All packages must have a complete name, address, and telephone number on the label.
Credit card payments are accepted upon delivery for freight and import charges by this destination. Contact UPS or the UPS service partner in the destination country or territory to determine which credit cards are accepted.

Restrictions may apply for freight collect shipments from the origin country or territory. Contact UPS or the UPS service partner in the origin country or territory prior to shipping.

UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. Box address. All packages require a consignee's contact name and complete street address including apartment, suite or unit number if applicable. The consignee's telephone number should be provided if known.

Areas Served

Service is provided to every address in the country or territory.
UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. Box address. All packages require a consignee's contact name and complete street address including apartment, suite or unit number if applicable. The consignee's telephone number should be provided if known.

Saturday, Sunday, and official holidays.
Spring +0200/ Fall +0100
French
European Monetary Unit (Euro)(EUR)

Billing Options

  • Shipping charges can be billed to the shipper or a third party.
  • When billing to a third party, the third party's name, country or territory and account number are required.
  • Duties and taxes can only be billed to the receiver.
  • Please note the following third party billing exceptions:
    • Shipments to and from the same country or territory (domestic shipments) cannot be billed to third party payors in other countries or territories. For example, shipments from Mexico to Mexico or Canada to Canada cannot be billed to a third party payor in the U.S. This rule does not apply to UPS domestic services in European Union countries or territories. For example, shipments from Germany to Germany can be billed to a third party payor in the U.S. (as long as the payor is a business and has a VAT or Tax/EIN ID on file with UPS).
  • When paying by credit card, check, or cash, only the shipper can be billed the shipping charges

Commodity Specific Stipulations

There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Andorra. If you plan to ship one of the commodities listed below, be sure to adhere to the following stipulations in order to avoid delays and holds at customs.

Bank Cards which are requested to be sent out of the United Kingdom should be declared for referral to HMRC and await their approval to send.
An invoice is required on all shipments containing a CD-Rom/Disk. Invoice should indicate the value of the Recording Media (eg. CDR/DVD) & the Intellectual/statistical value of the software/data separately
Data shipments to Andorra require an invoice with the value of the CD-ROM or disk only.
Passports which are requested to be sent out of the United Kingdom should be declared for referral to HMRC and await their approval to send.
Telephones and telephone equipment require an Import Certificate.
Toys require an Import Certificate.

Gift Exemptions

12.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro) EUR
company-to-company
per shipment
12.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro) EUR
company-to-individual
per shipment

The consignee must always pay duty and tax on each shipment (from 4 to 7 percent).
In addition to a detailed description of each item, write additional comments of "gift shipment" on the invoice and in the Special Instructions box of the UPS Waybill to insure a proper assessment of duties and taxes.

12.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro) EUR
individual-to-company
per shipment
12.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro) EUR
individual-to-individual
per shipment

Invoice Requirements

Non-document shipments to Andorra must include 1 original and 2 copies of an invoice.

Shipments of documents do not require an invoice.

The consignee's telephone number, mobile number must be stated on the invoice. The VAT/registration number is needed on each invoice, but can be added manually.

Andorra customs requires an original invoice for customs clearance. Pro-forma invoices will be systematically refused as banned by the Andorran customs. This will involve blocking the goods.

Invoices showing a bill to or sold to address of a third party not located in Andorra will be refused for customs clearance. Andorran customs will not accept invoices produced using the Worldship system.

All invoices to Andorra the following need to show:

For all Andorran companies, the Andorran trade register and the registry number TRIBUTARI

For individuals, the resident card number or passport number for non-residents.

These numbers must be indicated on the invoice, otherwise the goods may be blocked.

Full details on this can be obtained at the following website:

https://all-andorra.com/andorran-council-ministers-approved-decree-obliging-indicate-registration-number-taxpayer-exporting-importing-commercial-cargoes-territory-andorra/

UPS Paperless Invoice is available for small package exports from this country or territory.
UPS Paperless Invoice is accepted by Customs for small package imports into this country or territory.

Items Classified as Documents

The destination country or territory considers the following items document shipments, if the items have a value of 12.00 EUR or less. If criteria are listed, the shipment must meet the criteria to be considered a document shipment.

Document weight limit 5 kgs and value limit 12 Euros.
Copies only.
Document weight limit 5 kgs and value limit 12 Euros.
Personal use only.
Document weight limit 5 kgs and value limit 12 Euros.
Document weight limit 5 kgs and value limit 12 Euros.
Small quantities only.
Personal use only.
No Invoice required if weight is less than 5 kg.
Document weight limit 5 kgs and value limit 12 Euros.
Document weight limit 5 kgs and value limit 12 Euros.
Negotiable bonds and drafts are classified as documents when their value does not exceed 12 Euros.
Document weight limit 5 kgs and value limit 12 Euros.
Document weight limit 5 kgs and value limit 12 Euros.
Personal black & white photographs only.
Copies only.
Blank stationery not for resale is classified as a document if the value does not exceed 12 Euros and the weight is less than 5 kgs.
Must be personalized to be considered documents.

UPS can recommend which forms you need based on a few simple criteria. Forms can be completed online or printed. See which forms you need.

Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Andorra.

Blank and validated airline tickets are considered non-documents and require proforma invoices with a nominal value, for Customs purposes only. Unused airline tickets are prohibited.
Antique shipments are restricted from Europe, the Middle East and Africa and can only be shipped with an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract. Antiques are defined as a work of art, piece of furniture, decorative object, or silverware that is 100 years old or older.
Artwork shipments are restricted from Europe, the Middle East and Africa and can only be shipped with an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract.

Paintings or other works of art can be accepted if the artist is still alive, the artwork is replaceable and an art dealer or gallery has appraised the artwork within the last year. If the declared value of the artwork is greater than $100.00 and there is a claim, the shipper must provide a copy of the original invoice, a bill of sale, or other proof certifying in writing the actual cost or replacement cost of the item.

Artwork includes the following: Original engravings, prints, lithographs, original sculptures, statuary.

The term "Artwork" does not apply to: architectural, engineering, industrial, topographical, commercial drawings, hand-painted or hand-decorated manufactured articles.

The import of medical products without a valid authorization is prohibited and will be returned to shipper or destroyed under customs control, in both circumstances additional costs will occur.

In addition to general guidelines under general restrictions to all countries or territories link, shipment of all vertebrates (Amphibians, Fish and Reptiles} are prohibited between the countries or territories selected.
The import of medical products without a valid authorization is prohibited and will be returned to shipper or destroyed under customs control, in both circumstances additional costs will occur.
Mobile phones to all destination countries from United Kingdom can be delayed on export due to security checks from government bodies.
Personal Effects cannot be shipped between these countries or territories

Saturday Delivery

Saturday Delivery Available: No

Service Options

Always check Calculate Time and Cost for details of service availability and guarantee information within a country or territory. All Service Levels may not be available to or from every address within a country or territory.

  • UPS Worldwide Express
  • UPS Worldwide Express Saver
  • UPS Worldwide Standard

Special Clearance Requirements

Outward Processing Relief (goods exported from the UK for the purpose of repair)

The outward processing relief starts with the export from the UK and will be discharged with the re-importation of the repaired goods. Both steps need to be identified by UPS export or import operation. Repair Goods: Goods requiring Export from the UK for repair Invoice requirements:

  • Statement stating "Goods being sent for repair under Outward Processing Relief" should be clearly marked on the commercial invoice
  • Provide serial number of goods being sent for repair. If the goods are not serialized a statement to this effect must be made on the commercial invoice
  • Exporters authorized to export under OPR must include their authority number on all paperwork
  • Provide correct commercial value of goods as originally paid for not a nominal value for the goods.

Failure to provide any of the above information will result in shipments being delayed.

Repaired goods: Goods being re-exported returned after repair in the UK Invoice requirements:

  • Invoice should clearly state "Goods have been repaired under IPR"
  • Provide either IP authorization number or Import entry details
  • Provide full commercial value of goods plus cost of repair

Failure to provide any of the above information will result in shipments being delayed.

Value Limits


Private Shipments

  • 0.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro) (EUR)
    • All non-document shipments may be assessed duty or tax or both regardless of the shipment value.
    Commercial Shipments

  • 0.00 European Monetary Unit (Euro) (EUR)
    • All non-document shipments may be assessed duty or tax or both regardless of the shipment value.

    Weight and Size Limits

    70 kg (150 lbs.) per package
    274.00 cm (107.9 in.)  per package
    400.00 cm (157.5 in.)  per package
    Length and girth combined


    Convert metric quantity for weight, length, and area.


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